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package, i think that is really insane. guest: one of the things that we saw mr. miller apologize for yesterday was horrible customer service. these many cases, organizations have applied and have waited not just weeks or months, but in some cases years to figure out if they are receiving tax-exempt status. as part of the process, they have had to fork over also to of information. eople complained about needing o give up donor lists or answer questions whether they knew a local activist or answer questions whether they knew in the body in their organization ever planned to run for office or previously run for office. one group said give copies of all things they have distributed to members. they had a book club surveys and then copies of books there were reading. they said this is what we're doing and we are trying to comply with this. it took literally years to resolve sunday's cases and in many cases, their unresolved. -- some of these cases. the other point, it was not necessarily a mistake on the part of the irs to ask him these questions. sometimes it is relevant to know if t
clear that mr. miller and ms. learner did not come forth and give us and the congress in our committee current information. >> moments ago congressman levin issued a statement saying that the change at the sirs a vital first step, shep. >> shepard: mike emanuel on the hill, thanks. mike bussey the assistant editor of the "wall street journal" which is owned by the parent company of this network. it just keeps coming. >> it does. look, there is a reason by president obama decides to come out and speak to the nation to the press, to the nation on this particular issue. there is a lot else going on in washington. it's the irs. it touches all of us. this was abusive by the irs that singled out conservative groups at a time when they were becoming more and more influential in a run-up to a midterm election. this is really kind of problematic from a lot of different perspectives. and i think that the president wanted to make really clear that he understood that. that this is kind of bipartisan condemnation of the irs. heed intoed to get out in front of this. whether or not he has remains to
we know now is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have a signal implicit or implicit from higher ups you're doing exactly what we expect you to do. i have a very hard time to believe this was cooked up in cincinnati by midlevel employees at the i.r.s. >> schieffer: let me ask you about the leak case. the associate press had a story about how the c.i.a. had broken up a terrorist plot to put bombs on aircraft. it was a good story that would have reflected well-- did reflec
customer service, mr. miller described it yesterday. just to be totally clear, this was a political operation. this took place within the context of a presentation campaign. this had the effect of hamstringing the president's political opponents during that campaign. to say there was no targeting flies in the face of the facts. here's one. during a 27-month period, at the height of this, not a single tea party group got tax-exempt status from the irs. during that same period, left wing group after left wing group got their applications expedited. a sham charity in alex andyia, virginia, they don't do anything. they got their application rubber stamped in 32 days by lois ler ner herself. >> by the way, i called for my own amusement on friday. >> you prank called it. >> yes, i did. no one there, doesn't exist. the answering machine says welcome to the barack obama foundation. they didn't pronounce the maybe it's somebody different named barack obama. furthermore, we've had some guests from the tea party who tried to get tax-exempt status. they said the irs wanted their e-mails, the ir
that groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny. the tactic was a foolish mistake, miller said, but not a case of politics. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> reporter: this after the white house trying to tamp down criticism over the response to the benghazi attack, released 100 pages of e-mails and notes on wednesday. and the president came under fire this week for the justice department's widely criticized seizure of journalist phone records. >> how do you feel about comparisons of your critic's comparisons of this week's scandals to nixon? >> reporter: the scandals could threaten the second-term agenda. >> a relatively limited window to get things done, and this is eating into it. >> reporter: the irs controversy could have the most staying power, because the agency impacts average americans. >> the irs knows the controversy is the one easiest to understand and could be the most damaging. >> reporter: another reason the irs scand
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